We create original content to better understand our society, build bridges of understanding and contribute with an outlook of hopeful change in the world.
Every time we face a new challenge we do it from our conviction and passion in the fact that reality is made up of fragments and that we put them together so they make sense.
Surreal was founded in 2000 by Daniela Bunster and Cristián Leighton and we have produced TV series and films about diverse realities in more than forty countries worldwide ever since.
Cristián Leighton, is an author and director of documentaries for film and television. He has made outstanding feature-length documentaries, among these: Nema Problema (2001); El Corredor (2005) and “Kawase-san” (2010). His films have been exhibited and awarded in prestigious festivals such as IDFA, FidMarseille, Miami Film Festival, It’s All True, among others. Creator of more than a dozen documentary series for television, he tackles themes such as migration in the world, memory, and the passion for utopias. In Chile, he has won the National Arts “Altazor” Award seven times as Best Television Director. For his career he received the “Medal of Honor” awarded by the Senate of Chile, and the “Bicentennial Award” given by the Circle of Art Critics. He is founder of the Association of documentary filmmakers of Chile, and member of several collective associations that promote the development of cinematographic activity in Chile and the world. He recently wrote an original documentary series that will be premiered simultaneously and worldwide by various platforms in 2020.